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SoftCab Sound Converter ActiveX Control "SaveFormat()" Insecure Method

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Release Date:  2009-12-28    Last Update:  2009-12-31    Views:  2,999

Secunia Advisory SA37967

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


ThE g0bL!N has discovered a vulnerability in SoftCab Sound Converter ActiveX, which can be exploited by malicious people to overwrite arbitrary files.

The vulnerability is caused due to the SoftCab.SoundConverter ActiveX control (sndConverter.ocx) containing the insecure "SaveFormat()" method. This can be exploited to corrupt arbitrary files by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.2. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

Provided and/or discovered by:
ThE g0bL!N

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